CMS Releases Proposed 2008 Hospice Wage Index and Regulatory “Clarifications”

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule (CMS-1539-P) for the hospice wage index for fiscal year 2008, which will soon be printed in the Federal Register. It is set as a proposed rule because CMS is considering a revision to the methodology for updating rural areas without hospital wage data.…